Freeview, DAB, FM, MW and LW Radio reception information from the BBC

For information on TV and radio reception the BBC have an “Interactive Transmitter Checker”.  Click the button and enter your post code and details and which signal you want information on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception

 

Terrestrial TV Coverage Predictor

Want to see what the TV reception should be like at your post code and how it could change in the near future?  Enter your details and for a full breakdown of current reception and a forecast of planned changed tick the “Detail view” box 

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/reception_guide

 

Interference from 4G Mobile phones

If you have recently started getting interference and you think it may be something to do with mobile phone signals check this website and go through the “DIAGNOSE NOW” Q&A 

https://at800.tv/

 

Information about Digital Radio

Stations, coverage, products, where to buy, news and advice on DAB Digital Radio in the UK

http://www.ukdigitalradio.com/

 

Information about Freeview

Freeview is the most watched digital TV service in the UK, watched by around 19 million homes.  Labgear has permission to use the Freeview logo on RED compliant products.  For more information go to: 

https://www.freeview.co.uk/

 

Information about FreeSat

Described as “the best bits of satellite TV without the bills” is the sister service to Freeview available via a satellite dish anywhere in the UK.  Get more details here:

https://www.freesat.co.uk/

 

Positioning a satellite dish

Information to follow …

  

Satellite LNB’s

Labgear distribute visiblewave LNB’s in the UK.  You can find them on this website and at

www.visiblewave.tv

 

Find an installer

Want to find a competent, reputable, certified aerial or satellite dish installer?  Check:

https://www.getmeviewing.org.uk/

 

Confederation of Aerial Industries

For many years Labgear has been a member of the CAI and regularly takes part in their trade events.

https://www.cai.org.uk/index.php/contact/manufacturers-distributors/78-philex-electronic-ltd-t-a-labgear

 

The next exhibition aimed at the aerial and satellite installer hosted by the CAI is Evolving Connectivity 2019 at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham on 25th April 2019

https://www.evolvingconnectivity.com/

 

The Radio Equipment Directive

On 16 April 2014, we adopted a new set of rules for supplying radio equipment and putting it into service.  This is an introduction from ETSI the European Telecommunications Standards Organisation

https://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/regulation-legislation/red

 

Positioning a satellite dish

A useful resource when preparing to align or re-align a satellite dish is this website.  Enter your post code or town and country, select the satellite you want to receive signals from and it will calculate the azimuth angle from North (magnetic and true), the elevation and the LNB skew or polarisation angles. (scroll down to the bottom). 

http://www.dishpointer.com/